Meditation Beads, Turitella Agate, Buddha & Tassel
This set of meditation and prayer beads features a golden buddha figure, lime green silky tassel and turitella agate beads. Meditation beads are designed to be held in the hands during meditation to quieten mental 'chatter' and help the user move more quickly into a focused quiet space.
I've used 3 oval agate beads, wire-wrapped and linked so they flow easily through the fingers. The number 3 is the number of good fortune and has long been considered the number of harmony, wisdom and understanding. It is the number that describes many of our ways of measuring time: Past Present Future; Birth Life Death; Baby Child Adult; Beginning Middle End. Three is the number of the divine and is sacred in many religions.
Turitella agate is one of the agates in which fossil remains are visible, connecting us with the earth and home, personal roots and ancestry, even the events of one's past. It is a survival stone of strength and protection. Ancient life held within its form lends the power of wisdom and healing. For travelers, turitella agate provides a connection to loved ones in other places.
At one end is a golden pewter figure of buddha, and at the other is a lime green tassel, a color associated with fresh new ideas and the lighter side of nature. One lovely old meaning of the tassel in prayer beads is that it is to be used to wipe away tears - of joy, of compassion, and of gratitude.
Length: 24cm / 9.5 inches;
Beads: 18mm x 14mm;
Buddha: 3cm / 1.2 inches tall.
My prayer beads do not belong to any one path or spiritual belief, so you can adapt them to your own understanding and needs. They come with a pamphlet about prayer beads in general, and are attractively packaged.
See more here: Prayer & Meditation Beads